Friday, January 15, 2010

The blue dream of sky

This was my view from the school parking lot this afternoon. When I opened the door to leave the building, I was struck by how much warmer it had gotten. Why, just last week I could hardly walk, for the icy sting of the wind hurt my face.

So today when I opened that door and was greeted with weather that made me want to turn my face to the sun, I thought it warranted a photo or two. And since I had my camera with me, I did just that.

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Looking up from my parking space behind the school. I had the 50 mm lens on, as I’d been taking photos of students today.

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The sky was absolutely beautiful and the sun was glinting on the windows of the cupola.

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I don’t post many photos of where I work, but sometimes it’s just so beautiful that I’m just going to share it every now and then.

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

~e.e. cummings

And please, God, please help the people of Haiti.

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Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

35 comments:

Julie Harward said...

YES, A BEAUTIFUL SKY...GREAT PHOTO'S! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL OLD CUPOLA ON THE SCHOOL ROOF TOO. AND I JOIN WITH YOU IN PRAYING FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAITI. WE GIVE TO OUR CHURCH (THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS) THEY HAVE 3 BIG PLANES FULL OF SUPPLIES ON THE WAY THERE RIGHT NOW. THEY ALONG WITH THE RED CROSS ARE ALWAYS FIRST ON SITE OF THESE DISASTERS. OH, HOW I WISH I COULD DO MORE! COME SAY HI :D

Flea said...

It's a beautiful sky. It's a warm sky. I love the school. :)

Mary said...

So beautiful, Kate. Yes, isn't it nice to feel some warmer weather? and isn't it funny how 36 feels warm now?

JackDaddy said...

It's always nice to see such a beautiful scene!

Hilary said...

Beautiful photos, Kate.. and amen.

Deb said...

great photos....our prayers are with the people of Haiti....

Annie said...

YES, Dear God..indeed...please be with the people fo Haiti.

And thanks Kate for the lovely photos.

It was so lovely to have a warmer day today!

Michelle said...

We were in the 50's today! It was so nice. Love the pics.

Char said...

beautiful and that cupola is just gorgeous

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The sky is beautiful, the school is too. It made me snicker, though, to think of the story where you pulled up in the parking lot, radio blasting, singing that song. The image of the school married up with the story is hilarous.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Such a fabulous sky and wow I love the cupola. Looks like a beautiful school. God bless the people and the workers in Haiti. Jeanne

ELK said...

and the bricks..oh how I love the red bricks!

ee cummings..."yes" she whispers.

Egghead said...

Love the school and my thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Haiti.

Inty swetha said...

Wow!! its beautiful!! the sky is so gr8! how can u capture it so well??

Mental P Mama said...

Amen!

Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

Nice photos of the sky!

Linda said...

Getting warmer here too. Beautiful sky and a great brick building!

Rileigh's Lolli said...

May God be with the people of Haiti and go with those trying to help them in these hours of need!
Draw them near, Lord, and let them feel your presence.

The photos are great! A bright light in this dark world!

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend,
Jeanne

Daryl said...

Beautiful ..

It was so nice not to wear a hat today ...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful.

Amy said...

Gorgeous sky Kate!! Your photos are breathtaking as always...

I have to tell you how weird this is...I took my camera to work today also and photographed the kids!! Although, this post is probably from yesterday and I brought my camera today, Friday. Still...weird...

Hope you have a great Friday evening!!

Marla said...

Beautiful pictures! The weather men are calling for temps in the 60's here all weekend. I'm so excited.

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noble pig said...

The clouds said it all.

Carolynn said...

"I thank God for everything that is Yes." Love that. It's the key to everything, I think.

Deb said...

I am thankful that you posted something about Haiti. Honestly, I am flabbergasted that many of my blogging friends have omitted this catastrophe from their blogs. Is everyone numb? Am I writing this because I just poured myself the dirtiest of dirty martinis? :)

Farmchick said...

We are having warm weather here as well. We are so glad to have it and I know you are too. Beautiful pictures.

alphabet soup said...

I always make time to read the comments on your most recent post, we all see different things. I see ANOTHER lovely building. And just look at those bricks!! Bricks are one of my favourite photo subjects.....yes, I know. Some people are really strange.
Ms Soup

DesertHen said...

What a beautiful cupola and a lovely sky!

Sue said...

Beautiful pictures of the sky and your school.....it actually got up to 61 here today after starting the morning at 21....gotta love the South just for that reason...Enjoy!!

Snappy Di said...

Oh gosh... a ton warmer than a few days ago and it should be a nice day tomorrow too! My poor hands have been soooo cold lately and just don't want to warm up.

Hoping blue skies will shine down on Haiti this week-end too.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Oliag said...

...Amen to that...and I'm noticing that it is staying light a little later now too:)

xo

TSannie said...

This is why one always carries ones camera on their person. Evidence!!! OK, through with being Perry Mason.

The Old Post Road that goes by your home is the same that goes by mine. I do believe it travels from Maine to Florida. Nice to know we two are so closely connected, my friend.

Some day we need to take a length-long Post Road trip together. Maybe we can convince LaLa and Daryl that it would be a good good thing for the four of us to do! We four would either 1. have a grand old time and lots of fun 2. kill each other or 3. all be simultaneously committed...whatever, it'd be unforgettable!

See you in a couple of weeks!
xoabb

TSannie said...

And the good souls of Haiti? Never far from my heart and prayers. I've donated money and if I were younger (grr) I'd donate my time.

Evening Light Writer said...

I absolutely feel I need this post today with all the grey covering this morning. Grey on the field in the park, grey on the sidewalk, grey in the trees. I feel though, some sort of break, that Spring is slowly on its way.

cottage farm villa said...

Oh Kate, I can't believe that you don't take daily photos of the sky with this gorgeous building and cupola in the background.... just beautiful ....love the colors!!!! These are the photos I love to capture, walking out the door, turning a corner, sitting in the car .... such beauty around us if we take the moment to recognize it!